TEXT 212
śamo man-niṣṭhatā buddher
iti śrī-bhagavad-vacaḥ
tan-niṣṭhā durghaṭā buddher
etāṁ śānta-ratiṁ vinā
SYNONYMS
śamaḥ—equality or neutrality; mat-niṣṭhatā—being fixed in My lotus feet; buddheḥ—of the intelligence; iti—thus; śrī-bhagavat-vacaḥ—words of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tat-niṣṭhā—attachment or attraction for Him; durghaṭā—very difficult to achieve; buddheḥ—of intelligence; etām—thus; śānta-ratim—attachment on the platform of śānta-rasa; vinā—without.
TRANSLATION
"These are the words of the Supreme Personality of Godhead: 'When one's intelligence is fully attached to My lotus feet but one does not render practical service, one has attained the stage called śānta-rati, or śama. Without śānta-rati, attachment to Kṛṣṇa is very difficult to achieve.'
PURPORT
This verse is found in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (3.1.47).

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